These oases are amidst a landscape of olive groves, vineyards and cereal crops typical of Cordoba’s fertile land. Like the permanent lagoons, Zónar and Rincón, and seasonal lagoons, Tíscar, Jarales and Salobral, they are surrounded by bulrushes, reeds and canes, which is the habitat for a large number of birds and plant species.All are protected given that they are important hibernation and nesting sites for aquatic birds. Furthermore, they provide a variety of grounds, making bird and plant species thrive.

The lagoon’s name means “bitter lagoon” in Spanish due to its salt content, giving it a unique taste.

Aquatic vegetation include pejerrey fish, which are impressive since they are so rare in inland Peninsula waters.The famous stiff-tailed duck, the best known of this area, can be spotted given its thick blue beak and its long, stiff tail feathers.The lagoon is also frequented by pochards, Eurasian coots, little grebes, red-crested pochards, European robins and Eurasian blackcaps.

Numerous other species also inhabit the lagoon, such as Spanish pond turtles, natrix mauras and grass snakes.Furthermore, aquatic mammals, such as the water vole, can also be spotted.



laguna amarga, Lucena


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